Do you enjoy ‘DIY’ projects? Or have you ever wondered how to make your own soap in-house?
Well, if you have ever stepped into the doors of The Suds Barn & Boutique on any given day, you may have seen owner Rebecca Lunsford hard at work making her own soaps, candles, bath bombs, and more.
Lunsford opened her business at 430 Main Street in Williamsburg in July 2021, but it was not until recently that she decided to pass on her knowledge to the community.
On Tuesday, January 24, Lunsford hosted a soap-making class for beginners where six participants had the opportunity to learn the basics of soap making, choose their favorite scent and color of soap, and then take home their very own handmade two-pound soap mold.
“I think this class could be a great family activity, or a friend's night out,” said Lunsford. “You socialize, make things together, and then the next day you get to tell people you work with, ‘guess what I did? I had this experience.’ You make memories.”
Class participant RobinHead agreed, “I think it’s great for socialization too. COVID took us away from all this, but now so many people are coming up with creative activities, like this one!” Head said, “When I saw this advertised, I thought, ‘We got to go do this!’ and it’s good for bonding, too! I loved everything about this class.”
Lunsford added a soap-making class is also great for birthday parties, office parties, families, or couples.
“It’s a different experience,” said Lunsford. “Instead of bowling or going to the movies, it’s a different option!”
The next soap-making class for groups is set for Tuesday, February 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $35 per person.
Then, for Valentine's Day, The Suds Barn will offer a special couple’s class on Monday, February 13.
To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page at The Suds Barn & Boutique | Facebook
Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at The Kentucky Daily